User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 8 out of 14

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  1. Jul 28, 2012
    3
    I bought this in hope of a decent football game, bearing in mind how FIFA on the home consoles is untouchable these days. Boy, was I ever disappointed. It looks pretty enough, and the 3D effects are well implemented. Sadly the experience falls apart on the field. The game feels sluggish (as if the players are running on treacle) and pressing the sprint button makes no noticeable difference. The passing is woefully imprecise, it's far too easy to misplace passes, making building up play nigh-on impossible. Tackling is also seemingly impossible - press the tackle button, and the opponents will just waltz on by as if your player wasn't there. Shooting is similarly disappointing.

    The game's only saving grace is the street mode, which is teams of five, with basically minimal rules. This mode is actually fairly enjoyable, albeit quite limited compared to a good 11v11 experience.

    Oh, and online play isn't an option. You can play through local wireless, but not over the internet.

    Yes, FIFA has the licensed players, kits and competitions. It is also the king of the console footy games. However, don't bother with this awful version. Honestly, PES2011 is a far more enjoyable take on football for the 3DS and will cost you far less cash (I haven't played the 2012 version yet). Do yourself a favour and pick up PES instead. FIFA 12 3DS is a turd of a game. Avoid.
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  2. Dec 2, 2011
    5
    Core of Fifa 12 is pretty funny game, but overall its verry easy game with bad career, terribly transfers and strange 3D graphic, especially faces are bad.
  3. Jan 1, 2012
    2
    So very disappointing. Still waiting for a great football experience on the 3ds....... Oh well may as well wait until next year.......................
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    58
    FIFA series comes to 3DS with a soccer simulator full of game modes, but poor in terms of graphics and so weak if we compare with the PES experience in this console.
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    74
    Definitely a good addition to a soccer fan's 3DS library, though the long term replay value is cut short by the absence of the online multiplayer present in PC and console versions.
  3. 45
    With very little content, an unchallenging IA and a badly optimized graphic engine, the only positive aspect of FIFA 12 is the inclusion of the career mode.